Arlington School & Family Magazine June/July 2015 - Page 37

Who Is Aid For Educators? Aid for Educators is a 501(c)3 charity located in Arlington. Our directors are longtime area residents and experienced educators. They have viewed the dedication of our teachers from elementary through high school. Aid for Educators primarily helps new to five year teachers with economically disadvantaged students. It’s a fact that more than 90 percent of teachers unselfishly spend their own money each school year to better their classroom. Wanting the best for their students, they wish for decorated classrooms and supplies, while providing interesting projects and technology to help motivate and learn. Aid for Educators directly helps teachers lessen this financial burden. Ed Farmer, Director, Navy Seal & Retired Seguin High School Principal Help Us Help Our Teachers Aid for Educators needs your help to fund five teacher requests. Carter Junior High is a Title I school, which has before- and after-school programs, as well as, bilingual education. Teachers spend after hours and their own money to help their students. Can you help these deserving new teachers? If you would like more information on how to donate, go to our website: www.aid4edu.org. Mrs. Pitt has started her second year teaching eighth-grade math at Carter Junior High. She used her Aid for Educators award to buy earbuds for the new portable computers, provided by the school district. She also purchased a backpack for a student. “If you appreciate a teacher in your life or appreciate a teacher in the lives of your children then AID FOR EDUCATORS is the organization that gives you the ability to truly say, Thank You!” – Kimberly B. June/July 2015 - Arlington School & Family 35